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The Safest Fish to Eat (and catch), Advice for Anglers and Fish Lovers

The Safest Fish to Eat (and catch), Advice for Anglers and Fish Lovers

Fish has always been considered a healthy food. However, new reports of mercury and other contaminants can make fish lovers question whether the...

Alone at Last! Tips for Planning a Romantic Camping Trip

Alone at Last! Tips for Planning a Romantic Camping Trip

Many couples (especially parents!) have been starved for a romantic getaway this past year. However, with things starting to improve (and...

Turn Your Forest Land into a Certified Tree Farm

Turn Your Forest Land into a Certified Tree Farm

More than 74,000 family forest owners have turned their 19 million acres of timberland into certified tree farms. Should you? The director of the...

Why Moms Make the Best Turkey Hunters

Why Moms Make the Best Turkey Hunters

The first day of spring signals a silence in my car that is answered by clucks, squawks and yelps from a mouth call as I prepare for the upcoming...

Planning A D.I.Y. Outdoor Family Vacation

Planning A D.I.Y. Outdoor Family Vacation

As the pandemic continues, many families are planning outdoor vacations for spring and summer break. Outdoorswoman and mother-of-2, Corey Hunt,...

How to Find the Perfect Recreational Property

How to Find the Perfect Recreational Property

If this last year has left you craving more freedom and outdoor space, now could be the perfect time to invest wisely in recreational property. We...

A Trail Building Tutorial for Recreational Land

A Trail Building Tutorial for Recreational Land

A recreational property, or any piece of wooded land, is not complete without some type of trail system. A trail building novice turned expert...

How to Read a Topograpic Map

How to Read a Topograpic Map

Map reading is a dying art, but it is an essential skill for navigating the great outdoors and for assessing large parcels of rural acreage before...

7 Shelter Options for your Recreational Property

7 Shelter Options for your Recreational Property

If you’re not ready to turn your large tract of land into a permanent homestead, but still want to make the most of your recreational property,...

A Beginner's Guide to Managing TimberWhere to Start

A Beginner's Guide to Managing Timber---Where to Start

New to managing a forest on your rural land? We asked the Director of Forestry and Regulatory Affairs for the FL Forestry Association about the...